UU Alakazam

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Alakazam @ Life Orb
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Psychic
- Focus Blast
- Shadow Ball
- Knock Off

Alakazam is a deadly wallbreaker in UU tier thanks to its incredible power, fantastic coverage that lets it beat common Slowking-based cores, ability that denies Life Orb recoil and entry hazards damage, and Speed tier that puts it above lots of threats like Keldeo and Zarude. Knock Off can cripple Pokemon like Chansey, Assault Vest Tangrowth, and Slowking that typically try to pivot around it. It can also punish greedy Choice Scarf users like Zarude, Jirachi, and Krookodile for trying to directly switch in on a predicted Psychic or a resisted move, allowing it to outspeed them later. Alakazam appreciates pivot support from the likes of Zeraora and Scizor, helping it find opportunities to wallbreak versus Pokemon like Amoonguss and Rotom-H. Entry hazards from Pokemon like Skarmory and Kommo-o can help Alakazam put further pressure on its checks like Scizor and Chansey, and they pair well with Alakazam removing Slowking's Heavy-Duty Boots. Skarmory can also switch into one of Alakazam's best revenge killers in Scizor. Pairing Alakazam with either Amoonguss or Tangrowth is very wise, as they can check Alakazam's common revenge killers like Zeraora, Choice Scarf Zarude, and Krookodile and offer Alakazam wallbreaking opportunities with their sleep moves.
 
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:dp/alakazam:

Alakazam @ Life Orb
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Psychic
- Focus Blast
- Shadow Ball
- Knock Off

Alakazam is a deadly wallbreaker in UU tier thanks to its incredible power and fantastic coverage, ability that denies Life Orb recoil and hazards damage, and speed tier putting it above lots of offensive threats like Terrakion, Keldeo, and Victini. Emphasis on how good zam's coverage is with how it can beat common slowking + amoon cores All-out-attacking sets with Knock Off can cripple Pokemon like Chansey, Assault Vest Tangrowth, and Slowking that typically try to pivot in and Teleport out versus it, while punishing greedy Choice Scarf users like Zarude, Jirachi, and Krookodile for trying to directly switch in on a predicted Psychic, allowing it to outspeed them later this might be better as two sentences, I would just emphasize boots over choice scarf users anyway since zarude/krook die to focus blast. Alakazam appreciates pivot support from the likes of Zeraora and Scizor, helping it find opportunities to wallbreak versus Pokemon like Amoonguss and Rotom-H. Entry hazard support from Pokemon like Skarmory and Kommo-o can help Alakazam put further pressure on its checks like Scizor and Chansey, and synergize well with Alakazam being able to remove Heavy-Duty Boots from Slowking. Skarmory can also help to check one of Alakazam's biggest revenge killers in Scizor. Pairing Alakazam with one of Amoonguss or Tangrowth is very wise, as they can check Alakazam's common revenge killers like Zeraora and Choice Scarf Zarude and Krookodile, and offer Alakazam wallbreaking opportunities with their sleep moves. add a point on how it can bluff Focus Sash if there's room imo
 

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Alakazam @ Life Orb
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Psychic
- Focus Blast
- Shadow Ball
- Knock Off

Alakazam is a deadly wallbreaker in UU tier thanks to its incredible power and ,(AC) fantastic coverage that lets it beat common Slowking-based(AH) cores, ability that denies Life Orb recoil and entry hazards damage, and speed Speed tier that puts it above lots of threats like Terrakion, Keldeo, and Victini. Knock Off can cripple Pokemon like Chansey, Assault Vest Tangrowth, and Slowking that typically try to pivot around it. It can also punish greedy Choice Scarf users like Zarude, Jirachi, and Krookodile for trying to directly switch in on a predicted Psychic or a resisted move, allowing it to outspeed them later. Alakazam appreciates pivot support from the likes of Zeraora and Scizor, helping it find opportunities to wallbreak versus Pokemon like Amoonguss and Rotom-H. Entry hazards from Pokemon like Skarmory and Kommo-o can help Alakazam put further pressure on its checks like Scizor and Chansey, and they pair well with Alakazam removing Slowking's Heavy-Duty Boots. Skarmory can also switch into one of Alakazam's best revenge killers in Scizor. Pairing Alakazam with one of either Amoonguss or Tangrowth is very wise, as they can check Alakazam's common revenge killers like Zeraora and ,(AC) Choice Scarf Zarude,(AC) and Krookodile,(RC) and offer Alakazam wallbreaking opportunities with their sleep moves.
 

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